Kevin Hart’s road to hosting the Oscars just got a little more bumpy.
After multiple homophobic tweets by Hart resurfaced in the wake of his announcement as the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony’s host, the comedian responded with a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday evening. In it, Hart opted not to apologize for his past jokes, but instead claimed that he had changed since then.
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Stop looking for reasons to be negative…Stop searching for reasons to be angry….I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people….there is nothing that you can do to change that…NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all….with that being said. If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man that I am becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I live to Love….Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please….What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY…..ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you….Have a beautiful day
“Guys, I’m almost 40 years old,” Hart said in the video. “If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify or explain their past, then do you. I’m the wrong guy, man.”
The announcement of Hart as host came just a day before the Golden Globes revealed that Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh would be sharing hosting duties for the upcoming January ceremony.